Following a recent terrorist attack on tourists in Kasese district, security operations in Kisoro District have been intensified to counter potential terror acts in the area.
The assault in Kasese, suspected to be orchestrated by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), targeted a tourist vehicle in Queen Elizabeth National Park on October 17, resulting in the tragic deaths of two foreign nationals and a Ugandan.
Police spokesperson Mr Fred Enanga said earlier that the Joint Anti-terrorism Task Force in Kyankwanzi district had arrested 22 suspected ADF rebels.
Now, Kisoro District, recognized as another key tourism area with its mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks, is taking proactive measures.
Moses Turinawe, the Warden In charge of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has urged hoteliers to employ skilled and trained security personnel and install CCTV cameras to enhance vigilance.
Kisoro district Police Commander, Senior Superintendent of Police Bernard Mugerwa, also urges hoteliers to thoroughly check identifications for each visitor and promptly report any suspicions.
“We have personal security, community security, healthy security, environmental security and food security but for our case, we should focus on political security and personal security which involves our guests. Let us not take things for granted,” Mugerwa said.
The Deputy District Resident Commissioner, Robert Tukamuhabwa, says they have identified hotspots for insecurity concerns, promising to enhance communication within the security framework for immediate responses to any distress calls.